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Today is National Heatstroke Prevention Day

The National Weather Service office in Peachtree City GA announced that today is National Heatstroke Prevention Day.  Heat is one of the leading killers due to weather across the nation, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year.  Since farmers and extension agents spend a lot of time outdoors in sultry…
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El Niño…or El No-Show?

David Zierden, the Florida State climatologist, provides this update on El Nino:   Chances continue to lessen for the development of El Niño in late summer or fall. Evolution of Sea Surface Temperatures Back in mid-March through June, sea surface temperatures along the equator in the Pacific Ocean warmed significantly…
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New report: “Dealing with climate change is a matter of managing risk”

Farmers are masters of managing risk.  They have to deal with variable weather, swings in the market, labor issues and many other factors on a daily basis.  A new report on fighting global warming released today explains that making choices to manage the risks of climate change is like insuring…
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